Senegal has been inhabited since
ancient times. In the 13th & 14th centuries the Manindingo & Jolof empires
African region. In the 15th century Portuguese explorers & traders arrived. The British,
Dutch & French would compete with the Portuguese for control of Senegal. The French set up a
trading post in
Saint-Louis in 1659 & in the 19th century initiated a series of campaigns
which brought the entire nation under
their control. In 1920 Senegal became a French colony.
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